Part No.: RP1205

MGF Coil Spring Conversion Kit - RP1205 - Genuine MG Rover

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Product Description

MGF Coil Spring Conversion Kit - RP1205 - Genuine MG Rover
The kit consists of the following:
2 x front spring canisters
2 x rear spring canisters
2 x front non adjustable dampers
2 x rear non adjustable dampers
4 x rebound stops & screws
1 x fitting instructions

Fitting the MGF Hydragas Suspension Replacement Kit to an MGF is within the capability of an owner who is competent and familiar with working on many aspects of their car beyond simple servicing, and who has a comprehensive selection of tools and good working facilities. However, XPart recommend that it is fitted by competent motor engineers and that the fitting instructions are strictly adhered to. If in any doubt, seek professional assistance.

As a guide to professional fitting costs it is worth noting that the MG Rover time allocated for the replacement of standard displacers and dampers is listed at 2 hours per side. Fitting the MGF Hydragas Suspension Replacement Kit should occupy a similar time frame.

Note! Any seized nuts, bolts or other fixings, which is a quite reasonable expectation on a car made before 2002, will lengthen that time.

The hydragas suspension system operates at very high pressures, nominally 400psi, so has to be given respect if injury is to be avoided. This system needs to be depressurised before the hydragas components are removed and we can only advise the use of the specific hydrolastic suspension pump to complete this process. Obviously one of the huge advantages of the MGF Hydragas Suspension Replacement Kit is that the hydrolastic pump is never needed again.

Vehicle Insurance
Please be aware that the majority of motor vehicle insurers will require you, the owner, to advise them of changes made to your vehicle. Owners of cars fitted with the XPart Hydragas System Replacement Kit should advise their insurers that the conversion has been carried out. Should your insurance company request it, XPart has pre-prepared a declaration that you can send to them, it can be found in Section 3, Page 15 of these Fitting Instructions.

Please note that XPart cannot guarantee that your vehicle insurance company will provide insurance as a result of the declaration.

Fitting is as a direct replacement for the original displacer, utilising the original pressed steel mounting plates. There is a slight fiddle to mount on the balljoint then offer up to the body, with the adjuster fully in. Once bolted in place the adjuster is wound out fully to set the car at the optimum standard ride height. The car can be lowered only to a point which does not interfere with the standard geometry.

The Hydragas suspension on the MGF very successfully blends tight, sports car handling with a comfortable ride. It has never, however, been a cheap system to service or repair and owners without access to the special pump required to charge and discharge the suspension with Hydrolastic fluid are effectively excluded from doing much of the work themselves.

Add to that the fact that availability of some of the critical components has recently become patchy (to say the least) and it doesn’t take long to work out that there are MGFs out there being kept off the road by Hydragas suspension system faults.

Now, from Xpart comes a great solution to the problems of Hydragas suspension. The MGF Suspension Kit, designed and manufactured to be fitted as a complete system, replaces the original Hydragas displacers and shock absorbers with new coil spring units (utilising the original pressed steel Hydragas mounting plates) and new matching shock absorbers.

The kit provides handling and ride characteristics somewhere between that of the MGF and the firmer, sportier ride of the coil sprung MG TF.

The kit includes four spring units (front and rear), four non-adjustable shock absorbers and comprehensive fitting instructions. Note that while the spring units are adjustable, this feature is really intended as a fitting aid and not as a means of altering the ride height of the car. Note also that the Xpart kit is not suitable for cars with lowered suspension knuckle joints.

Specifications and additional product information
The Hydragas suspension on the MGF very successfully blends tight, sports car handling with a comfortable ride. It has never, however, been a cheap system to service or repair and owners without access to the special pump required to charge and discharge the suspension with Hydrolastic fluid, are effectively excluded from doing much of the work themselves. Add to that the fact that availability of some of the critical components has recently become patchy (to say the least), it doesn't take long to work out that there are MGFs being kept off the road by Hydragas suspension system faults.
Now, from Germany comes a great solution to the problems of Hydragas suspension. The Suplex MGF Suspension Kit, designed and manufactured to be fitted as a complete system, it replaces the original Hydragas displacers and shock absorbers with new coil spring units (utilising the original pressed steel Hydragas mounting plates) and new matching shock absorbers. The kit provides handling and ride characteristics somewhere between that of the MGF and the firmer, sportier ride of the coil sprung MG TF.
Fitting the kit is within the capability of an owner who is competent and familiar with working on many aspects of their car beyond simple servicing, and who has a comprehensive selection of tools and good working facilities.
The kit includes four spring units (front and rear), four non-adjustable shock absorbers and comprehensive fitting instructions. Fitting is simple as a direct replacement for the original displacer, utilising the original pressed steel mounting plates. There is a slight fiddle to mount on the ball joint - then offer up to the body, with the adjuster fully in. Once bolted in place the adjuster is wound out fully to set the car at the optimum standard ride height. The car can be lowered only to a point which does not interfere with the standard geometry.
Note that while the spring units are adjustable, this feature is really intended as a fitting aid and not as a means of altering the ride height of the car.
Note also that the Suplex kit is not suitable for cars with lowered suspension knuckle joints.

Review: John Campbell Submitted: 05/01/2021

Overall5 out of 5 stars.


Subject

Can you advise if the MGF rear spring displacer can be brought separatly, would require 2 only
Overall

Did this item work well with your project? What vehicle type are you using this for?

Have replaced the hydra gas system 6 years ago how ever the springs have appaerded to loss the ride height, can you advise if rear spring units can be order separterly MGF 1996 Regards John Campbell
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